Dis­rup­tive MRT pas­sen­ger sent to the hos­pi­tal, says Fire Depart­ment

The China Post - - LOCAL -

A 25-year-old man star­tled other pas­sen­gers by shout­ing on the Taipei Metro last night and has been sent to hos­pi­tal for eval­u­a­tion, the Taipei City Fire Depart­ment ( ) has said.

There were no in­juries from the in­ci­dent, author­i­ties said.

At 7:39 p.m. Wed­nes­day, a pas­sen­ger be­gan shout­ing in­side a metro car at Zhongx­iao Fux­ing Sta­tion that was bound for Dingpu Sta­tion ( ), ac­cord­ing to the Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC,


His be­hav­ior star­tled nearby pas­sen­gers, many of whom rushed out onto the plat­form, TRTC public re­la­tions di­vi­sion di­rec­tor Leo Ling (

) said. Sta­tion staff im­me­di­ately called 110 and 109 to alert sta­tion po­lice, who took the man in for ques­tion­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to a pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion, the man had no vis­i­ble in­juries and was fully con­scious.

The in­ci­dent lasted about two min­utes and re­sulted in no ca­su­al­ties and no dis­rup­tion to metro oper­a­tions, Ling said.

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